Geography has been taught at Queen Mary since 1894, making us one of the longest established Schools of Geography in the UK. We offer a unique range of taught and research programmes in both geography and environmental science – join us and work alongside some of the very best researchers in the world.
Our research excellence feeds directly into our teaching and the training of our postgraduate students. This ensures that students will be guided by internationally recognised experts whose writings and public engagements have significantly shaped intellectual debates and understanding of contemporary issues. These range from the challenges of climate change and river management to the spaces of home, city and identity; from struggles for social justice and migrant rights to the physical processes that shape the Earth’s surface and its ecosystems.
Set in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant and diverse areas, we are ideally placed for studying the capital’s people, places, cultures and environment, as well as being a global hub for geographical expertise. We take research beyond the university and work with a wide range of partners, organisations and communities to improve the wellbeing of people and the environment. We are also a friendly and welcoming School with staff who are not only passionate about their subjects but are committed to sharing their knowledge to ensure that you graduate with all the tools you need to progress in your career.
Our postgraduate students come from all around the world and with diverse backgrounds. They are integral to the School’s research culture and contribute significantly to our record of research excellence. We play host to a range of distinguished international visitors, and have strong ties with museums, institutions, policymakers, international organisations and environmental agencies, among many others. We were awarded Best Academic Centre in 2008 by Citizens UK – an alliance of civil society organisations.
A range of facilities are available for postgraduate students, including the School of Geography's own Laboratory and Field Suite, as well as the new Graduate Centre with excellent teaching and learning spaces. The Graduate Centre also provides work areas and social spaces tailored specifically to the needs and working patterns of our postgraduate students.